Post-election violence probe: SA says ready to assist Zim President Mnangagwa

2018-08-28 06:15

SA would be ready to assist Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with a commission of inquiry into the post-election shootings of protesters if needed, international relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Regional leaders call for calm ahead of Zimbabwe poll ruling

2018-08-19 18:01

Southern African leaders have called for calm in Zimbabwe as the country awaits a Constitutional Court hearing on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's disputed election victory.

Kabila slams foreign 'blackmail' ahead of DRC vote

2018-08-17 20:08

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, who last week ended speculation by signalling he would not seek re-election has warned outsiders against using "blackmail' in DRC's politics.

Ramaphosa praises Kabila's 'respect' for DRC constitution

2018-08-10 21:52

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Joseph Kabila, the outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, for his "respect for the constitution", according to a statement.

Zimbabwe troops to remain in Harare until 'situation over'

2018-08-02 06:00

Zimbabwean authorities say the military will remain in the capital until "this situation is over", a reference to opposition protests over alleged manipulation of Monday's election results.

Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

2018-07-21 14:00

A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls.

Top Africa stories: Beauty queen sentenced to death, Mnangagwa's medication at rally

2018-07-21 07:22

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend, and a picture of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa taking medication in front of his Zanu-PF supporters at a rally has gone viral.

Zimbabwe election: Chamisa calls for SADC, AU to protect election

2018-07-17 15:33

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has called for associations of African states to ensure that the country's historic election is fair, adding his party would not boycott the vote.

Ramaphosa: SADC 'to evaluate Zim rally blast and take appropriate steps'

2018-06-24 13:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who also chairs the SADC has condemned the bomb blast which left at least 41 people injured in Zimbabwe, saying that the bloc will evaluate the incident and "take appropriate steps".

Mnangagwa 'making empty promises', says US senator

2018-06-04 18:18

A US senator has reportedly accused Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa of making "empty promises" and "deliberately delaying the implementation of electoral reforms in order to disadvantage opposition parties in the forthcoming polls".


'Step down and avoid humiliation at Constitutional Court,' MDC's Chamisa tells Mnangagwa

2018-08-21 10:30

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "stepdown" to "avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court".

New SADC chair Hage Geingob slams critics of African leaders

2018-08-19 10:11

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, has strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West, saying there is undue pressure on the continent.

Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'

2018-08-13 21:06

Zimbabwean civil society organisations and opposition political parties have reportedly described SADC and the AU observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible.

'Shot like a dog': Zimbabwe buries its post-election dead

2018-08-05 07:34

The four children of a fruit-seller gunned down by Zimbabwean soldiers in post-election violence wept uncontrollably at the sight of their father lying in a casket under a baking sun.

SADC says it 'won't endorse fraudulent Zim polls' – report

2018-07-25 12:50

The Southern African Development Community observer mission has reportedly said that it won't endorse a fraudulent election in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabweans in South Africa fear elections won't be free and fair

2018-07-21 12:00

A handful of Zimbabweans living in SA picketed outside the Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town this week, demanding that the country's electoral body respect the SADC principles and guidelines governing democratic elections, GroundUp says.

Ramaphosa to meet high level Lesotho mediation team

2018-07-20 06:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the Southern African Development Community facilitator to Lesotho, is expected to meet with a high level mediation team at his official home in Pretoria.

OPINION: MDC's Chamisa troubled, dumbfounded by Mnangagwa's 'soft' dictatorship

2018-07-10 08:27

A military coup is hardly ever synonymous with democratic change or free, fair and transparent elections. Yet the MDC Alliance appears progressively overwhelmed by incredible denial and endless indecision over how to handle Mnangagwa’s soft dictatorship, writes Tafi Mhaka.

DRC crisis stirs concerns in central Africa

2018-06-06 20:02

Across central Africa, a belt of countries is casting a wary eye at the political crisis brewing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), fearing the impact on their security and economy if the situation explodes.

Madagascar opposition asks court to unseat defecting MPs

2018-05-30 10:36

The opposition in Madagascar has petitioned the country's top court to unseat 18 of its lawmakers who crossed the floor to join the ruling party.

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